The Morrison Government is investing almost $4 million into a range of projects to improve health outcomes for some of the most culturally diverse Australians.
The funding, to be provided through the National Women’s Health Strategy, National Men’s Strategy and the Child and Youth Health grants, will particularly assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those in the community identified as most at risk of poor health outcomes.
Thirty-nine projects across Australia will be funded, with project scopes ranging from mental health support, to improving nutrition, to increasing health literacy in culturally diverse communities.
Other projects include:
• Innovative public awareness and health promotion initiatives
• Initiatives to improve health and wellbeing within priority population groups
• Programs to support parents and carers of young children
• Training for health professionals and educators to enhance their capacity to support children and young people.
The National Women’s Health Strategy, National Men’s Strategy and the Child and Youth Health grants all form a part of our coordinated national approach to improving health outcomes, particularly those at greatest risk of poor health.
The Morrison Government is committed to investing in projects which deliver the best, most up-to-date health care, to ensure that all Australians, no matter where they live or what their circumstance, can access health and wellbeing programs in their own communities.
|CASS Care Ltd||Promoting healthy eating and physical activity in young people from Chinese backgrounds||NSW|
|Central Highlands Association of Neighbourhood Houses||New Pathways for Health||VIC|
|Curtin University||Using sport as a vehicle to address unmet health and well-being needs of disadvantaged overweight and obese men in remote, rural and regional Australia||WA|
|Family Planning NSW||Know your Health: menarche and menstruation||NSW|
|Marathon Health Ltd||Deadly Murun_garra (Alive) – Aboriginal First Aid Training||NSW|
|Menzies School of Health Research||Co-designing First Language resources to promote metabolic health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; and
Confident and Healthy Aboriginal Males Program (CHAMP): The development and piloting of a strength-based outreach health promotion program for young Aboriginal males in the Northern Territory
|Migration Council Australia||Healthy horizons: Improving health literacy of women from migrant and refugee backgrounds; and
Fathering across cultures – fostering mental health wellbeing among new fathers from migrant and refugee backgrounds
|Monash University||EXTEND PREFER: Improving contraceptive health literacy and increasing LARC knowledge, preference, and uptake among women from rural and remote areas, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds||National|
|National Ageing Research Institute Limited||ADAPT: Animating Dementia Prevention in CALD Communities||National|
|National Heart Foundation of Australia||Supporting CALD Women’s Hearts||VIC|
|Oz Help Foundation Ltd||Preventative workplace mental health support options for farmers, rural workers and truck drivers: improving wellbeing outcomes and reducing suicide risk||National|
|PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia Inc||Building Awareness and Promoting Mental Health for At Risk Men during the Perinatal Period||National|
|Sydney Health Literacy Lab, The University of Sydney||Growing the health literacy skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and caregivers||NSW|
|Sydney University Sport and Fitness Ltd||Her Flame Burns Brighter||NSW|
|Syndromes Without A Name (S.W.A.N) Australia||SWAN Easy English Resources Project||VIC
|The Jean Hailes Foundation||Managing PCOS in Indigenous Communities: a community-led approach||NT|
|The University of Sydney||Preconception care in priority groups: optimisation and dissemination of an online preconception health self-assessment tool||National|
|Wyndham Community & Education Centre Inc||Wyndham Citizen’s Academy – a Walk through Women’s Health; and
Wyndham Citizen’s Academy – a Walk through Men’s Health
|Australasian College of Dermatologists||Improving skin health literacy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people||National|
|Australian Catholic University Limited||D.A.N.C.E – Demonstrating Achievement Through Nurturing Cultural Engagement||QLD|
|Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth Ltd||Building capacity in the regional workforce through an evidence-based trainer program||NSW|
|Curtin University||Milkman: Supporting Rural and remote fathers||WA|
|Eczema Support Australia Ltd||Eczema School Kit||National|
|Flinders University||Supporting the mental health of young people with autism: responding to their perspectives on what works to prevent bullying||SA & NSW|
|Menzies School of Health Research||Challenging harmful gender norms and alcohol consumption through targeted youth focused health promotion strategies in the NT||NT|
|Murdoch Childrens Research Institute||Empowering Parents Empowering Communities – Building community resilience through a peer-led parenting model||VIC, WA & TAS|
|Murdoch University||Deadly Koolinga Chef Program: Kwob mereny, moorditj kaadadjan (good food, wonderful learning)||WA|
|Orygen||Developing and testing an intervention to promote sexual health needs of young people with mental ill-health||VIC|
|Rural Health Tasmania Incorporated||RULER – Improving emotional intelligence, resilience and mental health outcomes in rural youth||TAS|
|South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Limited||Prevention of internalising difficulties in the middle years: Comparing effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C) to traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).||SA|
|The University of Newcastle, Australia||DadsPlay2 – Feasibility of a father-child program for children with behavioural difficulties||NSW & QLD|
|Telethon Kids Institute||Training Health Providers to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ youth||WA|
|University of Technology Sydney||Examining the implementation of an integrated psychosocial and physical activity program targeting mental, social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander girls: The SISTA program||NSW|
|Wycheproof Community Resource Centre||Buloke Youth Health Expo||VIC|
|Youth & Family Education Resources P/L||The Real Deal – Educating young men about healthy relationships and becoming strong dads||National|